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I am planning on painting the inside of our garage soon. The walls are unpainted drywall and poured concrete. We are debating which type of paint we should use. I think we can use interior wall paint, but my husband thinks he should use exterior paint. What's your opinion?
BB from Fredericksburg, VA
Though your garage may be protected from direct contact with "the elements," it is not protected from the some of their effects, so regular interior wall paint is out! Thus, I vote for using exterior latex paint for a few reasons (with a caveat at the end).
Regarding the concrete portion of your walls, most exterior latex paints will cover clean, dry masonry without any need for a primer.
If you don't want the defects in your walls showing, use a flat paint. Though low luster and glossy paints are more washable, every little blemish will stick out like my sore thumb!
Oh yes, my caveat. Kitchen/bathroom paints share many of the characteristics of good exterior paints. They're washable, mildew resistant and just plain tough! You can consider them as an acceptable alternative to exterior latex, but as of today, there are no truly "flat" kitchen/bath paints. They all have a sheen that might be undesirable for garage walls. They also tend to be quite a bit more expensive!
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